Yesterday, I took a trip out west to have a round table lunch at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. Waiting for me were a few colleagues who know their s**t when it comes to the brave new frontier of new media. There’s Doug Dicconson, VP of Biz Dev at Babelgum..

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If you don’t know, Babelgum is funded by an Italian billionaire and one of the few online channels who actually still buy content, instead of pitching you some half-ass, rev share pipe dream. There’s one of my close collaborators Raymond Roker of URB.

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Like most other ill-fated print mags in 2009 (i.e. Vibe, King, etc), it’s no surprise that URB’s printing press went dark too. But Raymond’s a smart guy – together we’re figuring out a way to push the brand into it’s next life. There’s Josh Glazer, URB’s long-time editor..

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And myself, anxious to eat my Mediterranean lamb wrap.

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More later.